It is such an unusual situation for us to contract this many viruses and flu bugs (really, it isn't that bad compared to other families that I read about on facebook--I should consider myself lucky instead of whining about it... )
Is there a direct correlation between food/nutrient intake and sickness? I think so. Most illnesses that we catch (which for the most part is maybe 1 per year --this year is extra-ordinary being we are working on number 2), I can trace back a few days of not drinking enough water, not eating enough fruits and veggies--if your body isn't fueled properly, can it defend itself properly?
Disclaimer: I am intoxicated on cold meds (if you know me, you'll know how serious this is for me to be taking OTC Meds!!) and cannot be held responsible for any typos or forthright opinions today. Hope I feel better tomorrow!
Here is a super side dish--really tasty, really fast.
Italian Broccoli and Tomatoes
I head broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
1 tomato chopped finely
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 tsp dried oregano, thyme
Combine tomato, oil, garlic and herb mixture. Let sit at least 20 minutes.
Place broccoli into a Microwave container and cook on high for about 4 minutes. Shake about halfway through cooking time. When done, add tomato mixture, toss and serve.